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Food is Not a Weapon – Family Farm Defenders Solidarity Statement on Gaza Feb. 14th, 2024

The human right to food is sacred and protected under international law. Family Farm Defenders maintains the principles of food sovereignty, including the right to food, as a guide to our response to ongoing and escalating violence, destruction, and loss … Continue reading

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Farmers Need Better Policy, Not To Export More

Increasing exports will not keep farmers in business. Legislators can help farmers by inserting policies that would help them into the Farm Bill. By: Anthony Pahnke, Vice President of Family Farm Defenders and and Associate Professor of International Relations at … Continue reading

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Family Farm Defenders strongly opposes AB 897. Sale of home-made baked goods should be promoted – not hindered- by the state!

To: WI State Legislators and Gov. Tony Evers 1/16/2024 Family Farm Defenders strongly opposes AB 897. Sale of home-made baked goods should be promoted – not hindered- by the state. As a national family farm organization with over 500 members … Continue reading

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This holiday season, let’s make our politics honor food’s sacred nature

By Jim Goodman and Anthony Pahnke (NFFC president and FFD vice president) Published in the Chicago Tribune, Dec 25, 2023 Food is sacred. Regardless of one’s religious views, there is something special about people coming together at this time of … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2023 John Kinsman Food Sovereignty Prize Winners!

Hannah Frank & Justin Thomas – Rue de Bungaloo Farm (WI) Nia Nyamweya – Beauty Blooms Farm (MD) Honorable Mention – Bad River Food Sovereignty Initiative (WI) For those who were not able to join us in person on Sat. … Continue reading

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